Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

To Mrs. M. J. Green

September 22, 2010

Uncollected Letters of Abraham Lincoln © 1917

SPRINGFIELD, ILLS. Sep 22, 1860.


My dear Madam: Your kind congratulatory letter, of August, was received in due course, and should have been answered sooner. The truth is I have never corresponded much with ladies; and hence I postpone writing letters to them, as a business which I do not understand. I can only say now I thank you for the good opinion you express of me, fearing, at the same time, I may not be able to maintain it through life.

Yours very truly,


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